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    #16
    Originally posted by dumluck53 View Post
    Good Afternoon, Beautiful upgrades! Say, not sure where to post this question. I am looking at a couple of boats, one of which is a 2005, 285, with a 5.7. Do you think the 5.7 is a big enough motor for this model? Thank you in advance! ---Tony
    I have a 2004 285 w/5.7 (Mercruiser 350 Mag)... Wish it was a bit faster sometimes; most of the time cruising at 20 mph/3000 rpms is good enough, but only had it to 30 mph with current/wind on my side full-throttle.

    So depends on what your definition of "big enough" is. Love the boat in general...
    2004 Bayliner Cierra 285
    1987 Bayliner Capri 1950 (sold)
    Intercoastal Panhandle FL

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    • Spyderweb2
      Spyderweb2 commented
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      My 2007 285 with 5.7 Mercruiser 350 seems most comfortable at around 3800 rpm and does around 26-27 mph. At WOT with full canvas on and bottom paint, it'll do 36-38 mph (gps). No way will it run at 20 mph unless tabs are down to hold it on plane. I wonder if your speedometer is off, or you have bottom fouling, or some other issue going on.

    #17
    I seem to have a "rain" leak in my cabin... The first is in the seat/storage compartment between the sink/counter and bow birth on the port side. The second is in the stern berth, in the storage/headboard compartment, also on the port side. Has anyone else had this issue, and if so were you able to track down where the leak was?

    I'm in FL and have it on a boat lift at my dock, so I'm sure it was not "in" the water during the leak. Much thanks!
    2004 Bayliner Cierra 285
    1987 Bayliner Capri 1950 (sold)
    Intercoastal Panhandle FL

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      #18
      Most of my changes have been electrical/electronics (plus some gadgets that really don't need!).
      • Install new battery system
        • 2 x DP31DT house , 1 x 27M6 Engine battery
        • Blue Sea Systems ML7622 ACR with remote control switch
        • 2 x ML7700 Battery Solenoids (Blue Sea Systems)
        • 2 x Contura 2145 remote switches
        • Xantrex Linklite Battery Monitor
        • Victron MultiPlus 50 Amp Battery Charger/Inverter
      • Change all light bulbs to LED
      • Add MercMonitor (with embedded NMEA interface)
      • Add Mercury VesselView Mobile
      • Build NMEA 2000 Backbone
      • Add Garmin GPSMAP 547s Chartplotter/Sounder with Garmin 21TM Transducer
        • Plus, Faria Depth Sounder with Ambient and Water Temp sensors
      • Add Mercury Rudder Angle Indicator
      • Add Garmin VHF200
      • Add dAISy AIS
      • Add Maxwell Chain Counter
      • Add TechEdge monitor for Fresh, Gray and Black water tanks
      • Add Bennett AC 3000 Automatic Trim Tab Control
      • Replace original with 35 lb ULTRA anchor with all stainless steel chain (200 ft)
      • Replace 3-rung swim ladder with 4-rung swim ladder
      • Custom-made canvass for shade

      Enjoy boating!
      Retired, computer expert / executive
      Bayliner 285 Cruiser / Mercruiser QSD 4.2L 320 HP Diesel
      Live in the Bay Area, CA, USA, boat in Turkey
      D-Marin @ Turgutreis in Bodrum/Turkey
      [email protected]
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        #19
        I had a similar leak to you. I traced it to the anchor locker where water was getting between the hull joint and wicking around under where the top and bottom shells are riveted together. I sealed around the joint in the locker with 3M 5200 and resolved the issue.
        I hope this helps?
        Dave

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          #20
          I was asked to show a picture of my AquaMat carpets and steering wheel and dash upgrades.

          Mike
          2004 Bayliner 285 350 MPI Bravo III
          2007 Bayliner 192 Discovery 3.0 135HP (sold)
          2000 Ciera 2455 sold
          Redmond, Washington
          The one on the Left (Wet) Coast

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          #21
          Originally posted by afchiefw View Post
          I seem to have a "rain" leak in my cabin... The first is in the seat/storage compartment between the sink/counter and bow birth on the port side. The second is in the stern berth, in the storage/headboard compartment, also on the port side. Has anyone else had this issue, and if so were you able to track down where the leak was?

          I'm in FL and have it on a boat lift at my dock, so I'm sure it was not "in" the water during the leak. Much thanks!

          I had the same problem it was the rub rail re caulked over and under side problem solved.
          John
          2005 Bayliner 285
          6.2 Mercury Bravo 3

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            #22
            I did some cabin upgrades to my 2005 285.
            The vinyl cladding around the galley was cracking so I covered it with self adhesive metal tiles from Home Depot.
            My micro wave died and I couldn't find a replacement that would fit the hole so I relocated the new one to the shelf on the other side above the table. Ran the wiring from where the microwave plugged in behind the cupboards and under the Vee Berth and used a plug that sits on the surface of the wall to avoid cutting holes also from Home Depot
            The spot were it was became another cabinet I went to a glass store and the cut me new smoked plexi to create sliding doors,
            John
            2005 Bayliner 285
            6.2 Mercury Bravo 3

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            • Choirguy1
              Choirguy1 commented
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              Love the tiles. May think about doing that even before the vinyl on mine goes south. We are purchasing a 2011 285 that is in mint condition. Glad to find this page.

            #23
            Great page, keep them coming. I'm buying a ton of stuff today and will keep on upgrading things bit by bit.

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              #24
              If the budget allows it and you don't have one yet, the swim step extension was by far the best bang for the buck hands down. It really adds a lot to the boat's functionality.
              Mike
              2004 Bayliner 285 350 MPI Bravo III
              2007 Bayliner 192 Discovery 3.0 135HP (sold)
              2000 Ciera 2455 sold
              Redmond, Washington
              The one on the Left (Wet) Coast

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                #25
                Bow Thruster. 2855 -95

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                  #26
                  Rear anchor. 2855 -95

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                    #27
                    New cushions. 2855 -95

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                      #28
                      I bought a new 2855 back in 1992. 9'6" beam. I tested one with a 350 and one with a 454 (7.4 ). The 350 sucked big time. With 4 people in the boat it was hard to get on plane. You need more torque. The 7.4 was adequate but it really should have had twins. Not sure, but did them make the 4.3 sixes back then? If they did, I would look for one of those.

                      Two V8's in that boat would be a real pain to work on as the beam is not wide enough. You need an 11 foot beam for twin V8's and even that is tight.

                      I do all of my own maintenance so I know.

                      I have a 3870 now with a 13 foot 6 inch beam. Much better to work on boat the Port impeller is a real bitch to get at


                      Like he said in the first JAWS. We're gonna' need a bigger engine!!

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                        #29
                        I have been satisfied with the performance of our 2004/285 with the 350MPI and B-3. We've had 6 adults on with full tanks and held a nice plane at about 3800 RPM's. It does take a bit to climb to plane but not that long for a boat this size. I personally like the economy of this boat, we can run up to the San Juan's burning no more than 10 gallons per hour. If we are just putting around the lake it is much much less per hour. I guess it is all what you prefer when it comes to how much power is enough, for me this package is quite adequate. Will I win the race, Nope. Will I get to where I'm going, yup :-)
                        2004 Bayliner 285 350 MPI Bravo III
                        2007 Bayliner 192 Discovery 3.0 135HP (sold)
                        2000 Ciera 2455 sold
                        Redmond, Washington
                        The one on the Left (Wet) Coast

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                          #30
                          Last summer I switched all of the lights over to LED-white in the cabin, blue in the cockpit and arch and under swim platform Also installed 2nd house battery for nights away from shore power.
                          This year I'll be replacing all the plastic cup holders with stainless steel with blue LED lights. I ordered all of my LED lights and cup holders from Wish they ship direct from China and are way less expensive, it can take up to 6 weeks for the stuff to arrive. Also thinking about installing an inverter. Last year I replaced the ugly Bayliner Steering Wheel (I hated it) with a wood grain one I think it came off of a Sea Ray took about 10 to switch minutes and was easy. The only thing is I didn't get the centre hub for it so I am watching for one that will fit.
                          John
                          2005 Bayliner 285
                          6.2 Mercury Bravo 3

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